Two students, Jigme Namgyal and Tashi Wangchuk will represent Bhutan at the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) Asia Digital Challenge in Singapore on July 19.
Jigme Namgyal is a second year student at Royal Thimphu College and Tashi Wangchuk is a first year student of Nursing and Public Health.
They would compete with students from India, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore in the grand finale according to a press release from Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI).
The first two rounds of competition were conducted in the home countries and were open to tertiary and university students between 18-25 years old.
More than 75 students from five institutions in Thimphu participated in the challenge, which is aimed to recognise top students with the best ICT skills. The test would be based on the selected ICDL modules including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, online collaboration, and information technology security.
The winners would be awarded prizes including an opportunity for a Student Exchange Program with ICDL at one of the five selected countries, the press release.
BMCI as a local partner with ICDL organised the event in Bhutan “We believe the challenge has created awareness among participants on the need to acquire and proficient use of computer skills to become efficient and effective users,” the press release stated.
ICDL is a leading computer skills certification where more than 15 million people have engaged in over 100 countries through their network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres, the press release stated,
The Ministry of Information and Communications, Druk Air Corporation Ltd., Bank of Bhutan Ltd. and Druk Holdings and Investment supported the participation of Bhutanese students for the finals.